Historical Society mtg at Sulzer

The Ravenswood Lake View Historical Society will be meeting Tuesday. YOU can make history and join. We’re cool. We’re part of the 99 percent.

  • Annual meeting
  • Ravenswood Lake View Historical Society
  • Tues., Oct. 25; 6.30P
  • Sulzer Library; 4455 N Lincoln Ave
  • For more informationĀ Patbutler1940 (at) yahoo (dot) com

We’re going with the geographic questions today:

What was the prior name of Lincoln Avenue?

  • Little Fort Road (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Plank Road (40%, 2 Votes)
  • Center Road (0%, 0 Votes)
  • North Center Road (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Clark Street marks something much older. What is it?

  • Clark Street is an old 'Indian' trail (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Clark Street is the boundary between the watershed of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River (20%, 1 Votes)
  • Clark Street is a treaty line between native Americans and the American government (20%, 1 Votes)
  • Clark Street is a treaty line between native Americans and the British government (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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The most recent land boom in Ravenswood was not the biggest. What event sparked the biggest land boom in the history of the community?

  • The Chicago Fire in 1871 caused a mass exodus of people from the city. (43%, 3 Votes)
  • The opening of the 'Ravenswood' line in 1907 allowed cheap access to the city. (29%, 2 Votes)
  • The 1856 construction of the Chicago Northwestern Railway allowed easy access to the city. (14%, 1 Votes)
  • The residential development of Budlong Farms after World War 2. (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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The answers to the previous quiz were:

Celery. Conrad Sulzer and other truck farmers in this area were known for growing celery. The area was nicknamed the Celery Capital as a result (really! Celery!)

All three answers are considered correct by some people. However, the daughter of the recording secretary of the Ravenswood Land Co. says the name was given because one of the owners came from a Ravenswood located in the East.

The correct answer here is sewers. The Township of Jefferson would not accept a sewerage outflow from the Township of Lake View. As a result Lake View would not allow Jefferson to build a pipeline to Lake Michigan. Townships in the City of Chicago are a memory, though they remain a government unit in most other Illinois counties. In Chicago property taxes are reassessed every third year for each township. Jefferson and Lake View (notice the lack of name change) will be reassessed next year.

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  3. Lake View Citizens Council to discuss Lake View High
  4. Lake View annual spaghetti dinner
  5. Lake View High Investigation Day
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Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for ChiTownDailyNews.org as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

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